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Sep 30, 2012 9:00am EDT
chose paul ryan. do we need a bolder campaign from romney. >> i think we need a big and bold performance on wednesday night. the fact is, the ideas are there, but let's face it, george, lot of filtering going on, what i will tell you, this is the first moment when the american people will be able to see these two guys side by side, laying out their vision, unfiltered. i think that's going to be a powerful moment for mitt romney. >> you alluded to, do you buy this argument that some conservatives are making that it's skewed against mitt romney. >> i don't buy it. it's not intentional. do i think there's a concerted effort to skew the polls against governor romney i don't buy that. >> final question, todd akin running for senate in missouri. last year, reince priebus was here. we're seeing prominent republicans coming out in support of him. >> he doesn't have my support. >> governor chris christie, thank you for your time. >>> let's turn now to the white house view. david plouffe is running debate prep -- part of the debate prep for president obama, he joins us now. you just he
ABC
Oct 1, 2012 6:30pm EDT
brand new race. >> reporter: running mate paul ryan today, hanging success in these final 36 days on the debates. >> the debate and choice phase, the debate phase in our campaign. we will make this case in our debates. >> reporter: and tonight, a hint of what we're he'll on the stage here in denver. we heard repeatedly from them, we cannot afford another four years like the last four. we can expect to hear that. and they say with the numbers where they are in the battleground states right now, they are not trying to reach the undecideds, they are trying to peel away some of president obama's supporters, too. >> all right, david. david and jake and george stephanopoulos and i and the entire abc news political team will be covering it, one-on-one, wednesday night. the candidates debate, beginning at 9:00 eastern/6:00 pacific. >>> and, now, the latest on the major recall of a staple in american kitchens, peanut butter. the recall is growing. the centers for disease control has now confirmed that at least 30 people in 19 states were all sickened by salmonella, most of them children. and
ABC
Oct 2, 2012 6:30pm EDT
the middle class that's been buried the last four years. >> reporter: paul ryan pounced. >> vice president biden, just today, said that the middle class over the last four years has been quote buried. we agree. that means we need to stop digging by electing mitt romney as the next president of the united states. >> reporter: the vice president later said that the middle class pain was due to bush policiepol. the debate symbolizes a problem for the president. the economic collapse happened under bush, but four years later, families are still hurting. many in the middle class are barely treading water. all fodder for tomorrow night's debate in denver. the first lady is make her way there. first she stopped in ohio. where early voting began today. >> are we going sit back and watch everything we worked for and fought for to just slip way? >> reporter: ann romney got to colorado before her. >> we have a debate comes up. we're excited about that. we're focused. >> reporter: family members' nerves are on edge, as josh romney confided to diane in august. >> i hate the debates. trying to
ABC
Sep 26, 2012 4:00am EDT
number. a disagreement with paul ryan, himself a packers fan. >> give me a break. it is time to get the real refs. >> reporter: the real refs have been locked out since june, as part of a labor dispute. all season, the replacement refs the league brought in have been the source of enormous frustration. so, who are they? according to espn, the man who called touchdown is a local executive for bank of america, who has only officiated high school and junior college football games. if there's any good to come out of this, aside for seattle fans -- >> it's the best seahawks game i've ever seen. >> reporter: is that this uproar may help end the lockout. dan harris, abc news, new york. >> needs to end quickly. >>> where there's nfl action there's gambling and a whole lot of money was blown in the final moment of monday night's game. some experts estimate that swing losers totaled $1 billion, with a "b." you think of online bets. nothing you would know about, rob. >> a lot of money. >>> an oregon teenager is enjoying hero status after saving a little boy from a burning home. 14-year-old marco r
ABC
Oct 4, 2012 4:30am EDT
to be joining his running mate republican vice presidential candidate paul ryan. that's happening at a rally in fisherville, virginia. >>> 4:45 right now. taking a look at the events in our area this thursday. tonight, a prayer vigil will be held honoring those who were killed by the dc snipers. it's going to take place at the goshen united methodist church in gaithersburg. this month marks the tenth anniversary of the deadly attacks that brought terror to the region for nearly a month. >>> m&t bank stadium will be buzzing today but not because of a ravens game. instead hundreds of veterans and military spouses are expected to fill the stadium for the hire our heroes expo. the goal is to get men and women who served our country get them back to work by connecting them with the fellow military friendly employers. it will take place today from 11:00 in the morning until 3:00 in the afternoon. once again it's going to be taking place at the m&t bank stadium. >>> an exciting day for the ronald mcdonald house. every broom there is getting a new mattress donated by tempur- pedic. baltim
ABC
Oct 3, 2012 4:00am EDT
for paul ryan to pounce on that comment. >> vice president biden just today said that the middle-class, over the last four years has been, quote, buried. we agree. that means, we need to stop digging by electing mitt romney. >> reporter: the latest abc news/"washington post" poll shows the race for president is still very close, which means every word and gesture tonight could impact the election. brandi hitt, abc news, denver. >> thanks to brandi hitt. abc's coverage of tonight's debate begins at 9:00 eastern, 6:00 pacific. >>> now, we turn to the trouble at american airlines. and actually progress on two fronts this morning. there is new movement in the bitter labor dispute between the airline and its pilots union. and also, the mystery of the seats that came loose during three, separate flights may have been solved. abc's tahman bradley is tracking all of the developments. good morning, tahman. that safety issue with those loose seats. what are we hearing now? >> reporter: well, rob, american airlines is now blaming the loose seats on clamps that were not installed properly. e
ABC
Sep 30, 2012 6:00pm EDT
this kind of stage. >> reporter: paul ryan, the vice presidential nominee preparing for his own debate avoided giving details much the tax plan even when pressed. >> haven't given me the math. >> i don't have the -- it would take me too long to go through all of the math. >> reporter: the president is in nevada at any time for what insiders call three days of debate camp at a resort outside of las vegas. they too are trying to lower expectations and believe the count that the romney campaign is convinced debates are about moments. >> the idea that i'm anti-immigrant is repulsive. >> reporter: and romney will come armed with several one-liners. >> they've been 3r5ing zingers and lines for months. i'm sure a bunch of clever lines but that's not what the american people are looking for. >> reporter: the president is being coached to be crisper, shorten his answers and a former democratic candidate says he needs to avoid being irritable. >> he's got to relax. he's got to show it and show a little sense of humor. he's got to show why he's likable. >> reporter: the debate is set for 9
ABC
Oct 1, 2012 7:00am EDT
is. he's got a penchant for getting his picture taken with famous people. there's paul ryan. and the charges have been dropped. right now, we want to get to josh and the american airlines scare. >>> big news breaking right now, george. aboard an american airlines flight, they actually had to make an emergency landing because some of the seats in the cabin got loose. somehow becoming unbolted. abc's senior correspondent jim avila is here. >> reporter: good morning, josh. abc news has confirmed that american airlines is investigating how and why a row of seats aboard one of its bong 757s, flying between boston and miami came loose from the cabin in midflight. while no one was hurt, three passengers were moved to other seats in the cabin, and once the plane landed safely, the passengers and all of them boarded another flight to miami. they suffered a three-hour delay. american, of course, has been suffering through labor issues as it goes through bankruptcy in attempts to cut its maintenance workforce. this comes on top of lots of problems for the airline as it suffers what it fears
ABC
Oct 3, 2012 2:35am EDT
-class has been hurt by the obama administration's policies. congressman paul ryan pounced. >> of course the middle-class has been buried, buried by regulations, buried by taxes, buried by borrowing, they're being buried by the obama administration's economic failures. >> biden later tried to dig himself out. >> the middle class was buried by the policies of romney and the ryan supported. >> reporter: except for debate prep, a politics-free day for contenders. romney had lunch at chipotle. president obama paid a visit to the hoover dam. both have spent hours in debate sessions and both have challenges. aide say the president is working on keeping his answers short to not sound like professor obama. in order to win over undecided voters, romney needs to appear relatable and offer specifics on his agenda. >> he has to find something more than just discussing how bad the economy is or blaming the president for how much the economy continues to struggle. >> reporter: all the prep works come done to just 90 minutes. both candidates, one stage in a high-stakes showdown. karen travers, a
ABC
Oct 1, 2012 2:05am EDT
national stage many years. this is milt's first time on this stage. >> reporter: paul ryan, vice presidential nominee preparing for his own debate avoided giving details of the romney tax plan even when he was pressed. >> you haven't given me the math. >> well, i don't have the, it would take me too long to go through all the math. >> reporter: the president is in nevada tonight for what insiders call three days of debate camp at a resort outside of las vegas. they too are trying to lower expectations and believe accounts that the romney campaign is convinced debates are about moments. >> the idea that i am anti-immigrant is repulsive. >> romney will come armed with several one-liners. >> clearly, they have been practicing zirng angers and linr months. that's not what the american people are looking for. >> the president is being coached to be crisper and shorten his answers. the former democratic candidate says mr. obama need to avoid being irritable. >> he has to relax, show a little sense of humor. show why he is lookable. >> reporter: the debate wednesday night is set for 90
ABC
Oct 3, 2012 9:00pm EDT
forward and the idea came not even from paul ryan or senator widen, who is a co-author of the bill in the senate, it came from bill clinton's chief of staff. this is an idea that's been around a long time, which is saying, hey, let's see if we can't get competition into the medicare world so that people can get a choice of different plans at lower costs, better quality, i believe in competition. >> jim, if i can just respond very quickly, first of all, every study has shown that medicare has lower ed administrative costs than insurance, which is why seniors are generally pretty happy with it. and private insurers have to make a profit. nothing wrong with that. that's what they do. and so, you've got higher administrative costs. plus profit. on top of that. and if you are going to save any money through what governor romney's proposing, what has to happen is that the money has to come from somewhere. and when you move to a voucher system, you are putting seniors at the mercy of those insurance companies and over time, if traditional medicare has decayed or fallen apart, then they're
ABC
Oct 3, 2012 2:00pm EDT
video to lift your spirit. this is a video about paul ryan. this is more about his assets as a physically attractive male. >> well, it's important to be in shape. >> check out these videos at our website, rightthisminute.com 2a click on -- >> best of rtm. >>> take a look at this fire that was caught on film by winnipeg news in canada. you see black smoke, but watch. >> oh! >> it's like a volcano!yú rñ th stores fuel. this is near speedway international in winnipeg. it took more than 60 firefighters and 19 fire trucks to help get this under control. as you can imagine, the area surrounding this warehouse was evacuated. fortunately, no injuries were reported. this fire began after close of business on monday. >> those flames were like 200 feet in the air, like big fire clouds. >> this fire required a military foam suppression unit to try to get this under control. this fire caused $15 million in damage. >> oh [ bleep ]. >> this fire was captured by a construction worker and at this point you see a dark black cloud coming from the second story of this home. but look at what hap
ABC
Oct 4, 2012 5:30pm EDT
we saw romney leave cole doll to go to virginia. he can campaigning with paul ryan. no surprise, all of those happen to be what is considered a key battleground state. >> he is back in virginia again and we know what that's about again? >> reporter: he was in virginia today campaigning. his campaign also put out a press release saying he will be back on monday. he is scheduled to give what they are calling a major foreign policy speech. we know one of the next debates will focus on foreign policy. we know one debate down, now the expectation game starts again. who has the most to loose, here is something to remember. since 1984, not one single candidate has scored more than 60% on the question who won the debate. that's nobody until last night when 67% of the people who watched the debate said they gave the win to romney. it's a first. >> all right. thank you for that report. we will check back with you tomorrow. >>> tonight 15 people including a doctor are chasing charges in a medicare fraud scheme. it involved 23.2 million in false billing. they paid cash, kick backs to medicare pe
ABC
Sep 27, 2012 2:35am EDT
everyone. >> paul ryan was gunning for support in ohio, literally. you know -- >> battleground state. >> avid outdoorsman. a picture of him buying camo gear. took ten minutes off the trail, buying camo gear for his 10 year owed daughter. of course, you know, it created a little bit of a backlash from the other side. so to speak. some of the supporters tweeted this photo and photos like this, supporting, not his daughter. supporting the right to bear arms. children clearly, you know -- clearly bearing arms. >> talk amongst yourselves. check out the picture, real or fake? giant stingray in the cayman >>> this morning on "world news now" -- breaking news. back in the zone. the nfl has reached a late-night deal with its referees. >> they will be back on the field for tonight's game in baltimore. it its thursday, september 27th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >>> good morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> and i'm paula faris. this is great news for the players and the fans, still not going to change the saints' 0-3 record. and we'll have details -- just kidding. f
ABC
Oct 4, 2012 6:30pm EDT
moments ago, and beside him, paul ryan celebrating romney's debate last night. tonight, new questions about whether or not romney is trying to modify his message a bit with that much larger audience. starting onto a different denver stage today, mitt romney, his sons leading the applause, reveling in their father's debate performance. >> the american people last nighwere given a choice. >> reporter: how did romney get ahead last night? by aggressively taking on the president, part of the romneys stra. >>>. moments like this one, as the two debated the debt. >> but in my view, the president should have grabbed it, if he wanted to make some adjustments to it, take it, go to congress, fight for it. >> that's what we've done. made some adjustments and we're putting it forward to congress right now. >> but you've been president four years. >> reporter: on that stage in front of a much broader audience than usual, romney doing something else. appearing more moderate. on cutting taxes, even for the rich, the tone, different. during the primary -- >> i said today, we're going to cut taxes on
ABC
Sep 26, 2012 7:00am EDT
and paul ryan looking to stop the president's lead in ohio. no republican has won the white house without it. in front of that ohio crowd, what appeared to be a sudden shift from romney, in one of his key arguments. after repeatedly saying president obama raised taxes during his first term. >> the president has now raised taxes on the middle class. he's raised taxes on middle-income americans. >> reporter: suddenly, romney was saying the president hasn't raised taxes. >> he has one, new idea. one thing he did not do in his first four years. he said he's going to do in the next four years, which is to raise taxes. >> reporter: romney's comments made immediate headlines that the president has not raised income tax rates in his first term. he is proposing raising rates on families making $250,000 more or. the romney campaign, saying that's what he was talking about. and governor romney trying to manage expectations about his big moment. one week from tonight, the first debate with the president. >> the president is an eloquent speaker. >> reporter: his wife, ann, talking about the la
ABC
Sep 26, 2012 2:35am EDT
running mate, paul ryan, on the stump in o-h-i-o today. a kebattle ground state where new poll numbers show their campaign is in some serious trouble. they're going to be touting their plans to tackle the debt crisis, improve unemployment and cut spending. but romney seems to have strayed from his long time insistence that president obama raised taxes during his first term now. he is saying the president did not. >> his idea now is, he has one new, one new idea. i admit this one thing he did not do in his first four years he said he will do in the next four years, which is to raise taxes. >> the romney campaign is standing by the argument that obama has raised taxes. fact check, obama has raised taxes on cigarettes and tanning beds and not income taxes. though romney's own spokesman says it has happened 19 times. >>> the nfl and locked out referees have met behind closed doors trying to resolve their differences. the meeting comes amid growing outrage over the call made monday night by a replacement ref. even president obama and mitt romney have called for a return to the real
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